Giving Back

Giving back

As a local orthodontic practice, we understand the value of contributing to our community. At Ilam Orthodontics, our goals go beyond our patients’ smiles. As a patient in our family, you are part of a community that spreads across Canterbury.

 

Wish for a Smile Trust

Ilam Orthodontics provides specialist orthodontic treatment to children in serious need, who would otherwise be unable to afford it. As part of the Wish For A Smile Foundation, the Ilam Orthodontics team treat a number of complex cases for free each year.

Learn more.

Wish for a Smile Trust

Golden tickets

At Ilam Orthodontics, we have been blessed to do what we love every single day, and it is a gift itself that we want to share more freely. Each year, we give away 7 golden tickets to Community Dental Clinics in Canterbury. These golden tickets entitle 7 patients in real need to a course of free comprehensive orthodontic treatment. We believe that a smile is not expensive...it is priceless.

Golden tickets

Environmental sustainability

Small changes can make a big difference. We have switched to recyclable paper cups and reusable coffee cups and drink bottles.

We have also installed a recycling bin for all your tooth products, so bring your old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and floss containers down to iortho!

Environmental sustainability

 

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House New Zealand supports families when their child is in a New Zealand hospital away from home. The Ronald McDonald House programmes help to relieve stresses like paying for a place to sleep near the hospital, organising family meals and needing a friendly ear to listen on tough days.

Each year, the Ilam Orthodontics team spends a day with Ronald McDonald House to support this worthy cause.

Ronald McDonald

Free athletic mouthguards

We want our patients to be properly protected from sports-related injuries to the teeth, mouth and face. This is why Ilam Orthodontics are pleased to provide high-quality mouthguards to our patients, free of charge. For any contact sport, protect your child’s precious smile with a mouthguard.

Free athletic mouthguards

 

What our
patients say

Thank you for your expertise, friendliness and professionalism,but most of all for the expert results and beautiful smiles all our three boys are now proud of. - Andrew & Christine

Patient stories

I can smile with confidence now! Lovely staff, very homely and exceptional service. Thank you iortho! - Te-Atawhai

Patient stories

Great investment – being confident to smile, you can’t really put a price on that. - Nadine

Great quality service! 10/10! I would never have thought through surgery and braces it would have been possible. The team catered for my every need. - Cole

I just wanted to say thank you for all you did to help Maddy get her teeth sorted before she heads to Dunedin for uni this year! I really appreciated you fitting her in with all her appointments just before her departure and for your great service as well. Thanks again for everything. - Tracy Taylor